Vegan Protein Chocolate Ice Cream

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* This post is sponsored by Garden of Life* – find discount code below to get 25% off all Garden of Life products! 

Quick and easy 5-ingredient no-churn ice cream that’s high in protein and tastes so delicious! This vegan protein chocolate ice cream would make an amazing healthier snack or dessert.

We’ve had so many lovely sunny warm days since lockdown began, which has been a blessing because I think everyone would have felt so much worse if the weather was constantly rainy and dreary. On a hot day all I can think about food wise is something cold and refreshing, usually ice cream of some sort. To satisfy my cravings I’ve been making this protein ice cream A LOT! It helps that it’s so easy to make and that it’s healthier than your regular shop bought ice cream.

Made using 5 basic ingredients – bananas, coconut milk, cocoa, protein powder and chopped chocolate or chocolate chips for some crunch. The sweetness comes from the banana and the protein powder, but you can add something like maple syrup if you would like it a little sweeter. I don’t like my desserts sickly sweet so this combination turned out perfect for me!

I’ve teamed up with Garden of Life again to create this easy, no-churn and no-fuss 5 ingredient vegan protein chocolate ice cream. The protein powder adds a lot of sweetness without bumping up the added sugar intake and a lovely hint of vanilla, which complements the chocolate so well! As well as not being overly sweet, it also has the right amount of chocolatey goodness to satisfy your chocolate cravings! 

*Garden of Life is offering my readers 25% off all of their products. If you would like to try their protein powders click here and use the code NADIA25 at the checkout to redeem your discount!*

As well as being vegan, Garden of Life vanilla protein powder is also organic, non-GMO and raw. Made with 13 Raw sprouted proteins and each serving containing 22 grams of protein, making it a great addition to plant-based breakfasts, snacks and desserts! It also contains vitamins A, D, E and K – fat soluble vitamins best consumed in a fat containing meal, which these cookies have from the addition of almond butter. 

What I love about Garden of Life vanilla protein powder is that you don’t get that strong artificial flavour that you get with many plant-based protein powders making it perfect to use in desserts. Also, knowing it’s made from high quality organic ingredients without any nasties, extra sugars and additives means I know I’m fuelling my body with what it needs whilst still feeling like I’m enjoying a dessert!

*Garden of Life is offering my readers 25% off all of their products. If you would like to try their protein powders click here and use the code NADIA25 at the checkout to redeem your discount!*

Vegan Protein Chocolate Ice Cream

Serves – 4

Ingredients

2 frozen rips bananas – chop and freeze overnight in a freezer bag
1 x (400ml) can full fat coconut milk
60g (1/2 cup) Garden of Life vanilla protein powder (Click here for 25% off Garden of Life products – Use the code NADIA25)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
20g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Method

Refrigerate the can of coconut milk overnight to harden. Scoop out the top, hardened part of the coconut ‘cream’ making sure not to include any of the clear liquid.
Add the bananas and the coconut ‘cream’ to a blender and blend until smooth, then add in the protein powder and cocoa. Blend again to combine.
Transfer into a cake tin and top with the chopped chocolate.
Freeze for 30-60 minutes and enjoy!

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